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Health and Wellness

US opioid-related deaths have quadrupled in past 18 years, affecting young adults and northeast the most: Report

Charles Wollertz/iStock(NEW YORK) — A new study details the destructive nature of opioids, reporting that the number of opioid-related deaths in the U.S. has more than quadrupled in the past 18 years. All told, there were 351,5630 people who died as a result of...

Dramatic video shows officers race to save 3 who allegedly overdosed on fentanyl

TheaDesign/iStock(WINTER SPRINGS, Fla.) — Dramatic video captured the moment when deputies revived three people who allegedly overdosed on the deadly opioid fentanyl at a Florida gas station. All three people survived, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob...

FDA says mineral sunscreens are safe, chemical sunscreens need more research

bymuratdeniz/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working on a rule that could change the way consumers think about which ingredients in sunscreen are considered safe, saying they believe now that mineral sunscreens are safe but products that use...

‘Soda tax’ associated with 50% drop in sugary drink consumption in California city

rez-art/iStock(BERKELEY, Calif.) — Can a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages help mitigate the consumption of these products? The answer may be yes, according to a new study based out of Berkeley, California, where a so-called “soda tax” has been in effect since...

WATCH: Girl with cerebral palsy filled with joy as she takes some of her first steps

Tamra Logan/speciallivingtoday(NEW YORK) — One of the first moments in which a girl with cerebral palsy walks on her own was captured on video, which shows the 10-year-old in pure joy. Birkley, 11, has cerebral palsy and is nearly deaf, but her mom, Tamra Logan, told ABC...

Imaginative photos help special needs babies defy the impossible

KulikovaN/iStock(NEW YORK) — For a photography series called the Precious Baby Project, which features children with special needs in imaginative settings, photographer Angela Forker often incorporates tubes or other “accessories,” as she lovingly calls them,...

DOJ and SEC are investigating Johnson & Johnson over asbestos-related claims in its baby powder

Wachiwit/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating Johnson & Johnson regarding alleged asbestos contamination in its baby powder. The New Jersey-based pharmaceuticals and consumer goods giant said that it is...

Four women who look alike discover they’re sisters after DNA test: Report

Gio_tto/iStock(NEW YORK) —  Four women who were drawn to each other because of how similar they look have discovered they are sisters through DNA testing. Shannon Holley Nicoll, 49, and Rachelle Arthur Dyer, 53, met for the first time at a Kenny Chesney concern in 2010...